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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: a cross-sectional study in a Swiss prison

Variable N (%) 2009 2011 p-valuea
Sex (male) 273 (100) 116 (100) 157 (100)
Region of originb
  Central and Eastern Europe 104 (38.1) 41 (35.3) 63 (40.1) .001
  Sub-Saharan Africa 77 (28.2) 37 (31.9) 40 (25.5)
  North Africa 39 (14.3) 26 (22.4) 13 (8.3)
  Latin America 26 (9.5) 3 (2.6) 23 (14.6)
  Western Europe 25 (9.2) 8 (6.9) 17 (10.8)
  Asia 2 (0.7) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.6)
Age
  <  28 years 131 (48.0) 63 (54.3) 68 (43.3) .072
  ≥ 28 years 142 (52.0) 53 (45.7) 89 (56.7)
Education level (8 missing values)
  Secondary school not completed 74 (27.9) 78 (69.0) 113 (74.3) .340
  Secondary school completed 191 (72.1) 35 (31.0) 39 (25.7)
Self-reported socioeconomic status (8 missing values)
  Low 43 (16.2) 101 (87.1) 121 (79.6) .033
  Intermediate or high 222 (81.3) 12 (10.3) 31 (20.4)
  1. aChi-square tests or Fisher exact tests. Significant p-values are highlighted in bold
  2. bCountries of origin: Central and Eastern Europe: Albania (n = 44), Byelorussia (n = 3), Bosnia (n = 2), Georgia (n = 9), Israel (n = 1), Kosovo (n = 24), Lithuania (n = 1), Macedonia (n = 5), Romania (n = 6), Russia (n = 3), Serbia (n = 5), Slovakia (n = 1); Sub Saharan Africa: Angola (n = 4), Benin (n = 1), Cameroun (n = 2), Cap Verde (n = 1), Congo (n = 1), Eritrea (n = 2), Gambia (n = 1), Ghana (n = 3), Guinea (n = 7), Guinea Bissau (n = 2), Guinea Conakry (n = 20), Ivory Coast (n = 6), Liberia (n = 1), Mali (n = 3), Nigeria (n = 12), Senegal (n = 1), Sierra Leone (n = 5), Soudan (n = 1), Tanzania (n = 1), Togo (n = 2), Zimbabwe (n = 1); North Africa: Algeria (n = 15), Egypt (n = 1), Iraq (n = 2), Libya (n = 3), Morocco (n = 10), Palestine (n = 5), Tunisia (n = 3); Latin America: Brazil (n = 4), Bolivia (n = 1), Chili (n = 1), Colombia (n = 6), Dominican Republic (n = 12), Equateur (n = 1), Paraguay (n = 1); Western Europe: Belgium (n = 1), Germany (n = 1), Greece (n = 1), Italia (n = 2), France (n = 8), Portugal (n = 1), Spain (n = 1), Switzerland (n = 9), UK (n = 1); Asia: China (n = 1), India (n = 1)